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May 19, 2023

APLA Health Asks the Los Angeles Dodgers to Reinstate The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Media Contact:
Joe Hui
Director of Communications
jhui@aplahealth.org
213.201.1342

5.19.2023

APLA Health joins the call in asking for the Los Angeles Dodgers to reinstate The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as an honoree for this year’s Pride Night event.

As longtime fellow activists in the LGBTQ+ community, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have raised millions of dollars to support and mobilize our community’s efforts toward achieving equality.

The coordinated attacks that have lead to their removal from the Los Angeles Dodgers Pride Night are the same forces working to criminalize drag performance, erase the rights of transgender children and their families, limit access to reproductive healthcare and take away the rights of LGBTQ+ people.

APLA Health stands with our community partners in condemning this decision and remains committed to the fight for true LGBTQ+ equality.

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APLA Health restores dignity and trust within underserved communities by providing world-class LGBTQ+ empowering healthcare, support services, and HIV specialty care. Since 1983, APLA Health has remained steadfast in its commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our lifetime. The agency is a multi-site operation includes eight Federally Qualified health Center (FQHC) locations, serving more than 18,000 people annually in Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous. We provide 20 different services including: medical, dental, behavioral health and HIV specialty care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home healthcare; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impact the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information on APLA Health visit https://aplahealth.org.

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